Eastern Africa Archive

A girl stands in the background after escorting the Rwandan genocide flame, known as the "Kwibuka" (Remembering) 20-years, at the Kicukiro Grounds as the country prepares to commemorate the 1994 Genocide in the Rwandan capital April 5, 2014. An estimated 800,000 people were killed in 100 days during the  genocide. REUTERS/Noor Khamis
35(4) Spring 2014, Africa, Eastern Africa, Economics, Features, Health, Perspectives

Health Equity in Rwanda: The New Rwanda, Twenty Years Later

This April, Rwanda will commemorate the 20th anniversary of one of the last century’s greatest human tragedies, the 1994 genocide that took the lives...
35(2) Fall 2013, Africa, Central Africa, East Asia, Eastern Africa, Economics, Education, Environment, Health, Human Rights, North America, Politics, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Southern Africa, West Africa, Western Europe, World in Review

Future of International Aid: Helping the Helpless by Finding Altruism in Self-Interest

By 2015, we will have nearly eradicated extreme poverty and hunger throughout the world by halving the proportion of people living on under $1.25 per day. We...
Africa, Eastern Africa, Politics, World in Review

A New Future for Kenya

Following President Mwai Kibaki’s reelection in late December 2007, amid allegations of widespread electoral fraud by both sides, Kenya erupted in a...

Blog, Eastern Africa, Human Rights, North Africa, Perspectives

News of Sudan’s Growing Pains

The transformation of Western Europe into modern representative states from the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries was violent.  Young post-WWII states like Sudan have also...

Blog, Eastern Africa, Economics, Education, Human Rights

The Outsiders

Several years ago at the local Pick N Pay grocery store in Durban, South Africa, I met a Kenyan Maasai, who had walked on...
Africa, Americas, Blog, Eastern Africa, Economics, Education, Perspectives, South America

We Don’t Need No Universal Education?

Charles Kenny is a development economist working in Washington DC.  He is author of the forthcoming book Getting Better: Why Global Development is Succeeding...

Eastern Africa, Interviews, Politics

Toward a Somali Future?: Karin Von Hippel

 

Q: Lets start off with what you think about the election of Somali President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed in Somalia. Does his presidency offer some...

Africa, Analysis, Central Africa, Eastern Africa

Failure to Protect

International failure in responding to genocide in Darfur should be occasion for the deepest shame. Inaction has already cost hundreds of thousands of lives...

Africa, Blog, Eastern Africa, Politics, Security

An Opportunity for Redemption?

The escalating violence in Kenya is a serious cause for concern especially considering that Kenya used to be a pillar of stability in this...

Africa, Correspondence, Eastern Africa, North Africa, Politics, Security

Don’t Panic

Dr. Ousmane Kane (“Moderate Revivalists: Islamic Inroads in Sub-Saharan Africa,” Summer 2007) offers a welcome respite from the hyperventilating analyses of Islam and the...